Go beyond the resume

We know that most senior hiring starts with a vision, not a need.

Sometimes it takes experience to find experience. Our ability to deliver on your leadership recruitment needs lies in our trusted networks and proven search methodology.

Your next leader isn’t applying on job boards, they’re often discrete, off the radar and harder to engage. That’s where our Search Team comes in. They’re the most connected in the country – ready to deliver on the challenge.

Onset’s approach

Our philosophy for building the ultimate leadership team

Our consultants work across many market specialisations including, Product, Engineering, Data, Cloud and Information Security.

We’ll get to know your needs, vision and understand what your ideal leader might look like. Whether you know exactly what you want or if you’re still working that out – we can help.

Working with us on a senior assignment not only guarantees you’ll be satisfied with the outcome, but will also provide you with invaluable market insights to help position your business for the future.

Get in touch

Prefer to chat? Give us a call on 0438 706 627

Meet your secret weapon

It’s not just WHAT you know. It’s WHO you know.

With executive recruitment, establishing lasting connections is crucial. It can take a serious amount of energy and experience to find the right fit for your leadership. Sean, Dan & Priya lead executive recruitment for precisely this reason.

Sean is a Founder at the Onset and has been in the Australian recruitment industry for 20 years. He’s experienced the growth of the tech startup sector and seen the demand for specialist engineering skills skyrocket. Today, Sean leads executive hiring across Product and Engineering.

Priya started her career in one of the most demanding markets for executive recruitment, Silicon Valley. She worked with VC-backed growth-stage startups and innovative Fortune100 companies. Priya brings valuable experience and insights from the global startup community to Sydney.

For over 20 years Dan has delivered results in demanding, candidate short markets. Dan’s recruited across Australia, Asia Pacific, UK and North American markets and has a strong network of senior leaders across industries globally.

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Daisee
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What our
clients say

“We partnered with The Onset, a leading IT recruitment agency, explained the journey we were on, and asked them to sell our vision to the Sydney market in our search for high quality developers. It was important that the people we chose not only had high technical skills but were a good cultural fit and understood where oOh! was going”

Andy McQuarrie Chief Technology Officer

“…by taking time to understand our unique hiring requirements, both from the start and as our needs have evolved. At Digital Asset, we’re looking for engineers and product managers with a specialized mix of skills and industry experience, for example, a strong background in financial services, or knowledge of functional programming languages. Onset has helped us find experienced candidates who are not only highly qualified but also inspired to work with a firm like ours”

Drew Harding Senior Delivery Manager

“We partnered exclusively with The Onset to build our capability across engineering, product and design. It is rare to partner with a services provider and feel comfortable with them representing you and your brand but that is exactly what happened with The Onset. They understood what we looked for in talent, helped us nurture it and ultimately create a team that allowed us to modernise our offering and launch a second brand from the ground up.”

Jeremy Gupta Chief Technology Officer

“In addition to running the search and recruitment process they helped us to shape the role and were able to guide us through what was happening in the market and the experiences of other high growth companies.”

Rachel Debeck Chief Operating Officer
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With a love for hearing people's journeys and learning about new technologies, you can see Priya's passion for connecting people with opportunities in everything she does.

"Recruiting for product requires an understanding and insight for the business' strategy. I like working with incredibly smart people that are able to connect business value and technical capability to build awesome solutions!"

You will often see her taking the chance to be involved in great projects and initiatives such as recently hosting a Women in Leadership event and being on the panel for Folklore Ventures Bench Strength session.

Priya's positive energy is contagious and always spreading throughout the Onset office and across her work. Be a part of her network and find out about what else she has on offer - priya@theonset.com.au

#product #design #practicelead #technologyrecruitment #opportunities
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We are growing so much here at Onset and are lucky to have Suzanne (Suus) join us, working with Dan in the marketing space.

Building a network and helping others was always at the core of Suus' career so far. Using her background in Marketing, she looks forward to continue building relationships in this space as she specialises in roles across Growth and Insights at The Onset.

Suus is at the top of her game in connecting with people, matching the right candidate to the right role and delivering excellent service and opportunities. Get in touch to find out what she has on offer - suzanne@theonset.com.au

#marketingroles #nowhiring #opportunities #marketingrecruitment
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Introducing John who joins our crew recruiting across Project Services.

Throughout his time in recruitment since 2018, he has gained expertise and experience sourcing mid to senior level talent who go on to impact his client's business and products.

He looks forward to continue facilitating management and their teams in the Project Services space. Reach out to john at john@theonset.com.au to find out more about the opportunities he has for you.
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Happy Birthday @ailbhemcdk and @nastya_kikteva 🎂🎉

Wishing you all the best for your birthday!! You’re both stars ✨
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It’s feeling a lot like Christmas at The Onset office🎄

It’s nice to be back here with the team and to be able to catch up in person with some of our clients before Christmas!
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Ronny celebrates his 6 year anniversary along with Onset this year! Being one of our co-founders, he has experienced the Onset journey from the very beginning.

He is passionate about developing our team into the best technology recruiters in Australia and is successfully playing a huge part in making this happen!

Today, Ronny co-leads our Key Account Team and recruits senior Software and Data Engineers.

"Connecting people in the interest of solving problems they may have has always been something that I enjoy."

Ronny is packed full of knowledge and opportunities across the tech space. Get in touch with him to pick his brain on all things data and software engineering - ronny@theonset.com.au

#technologyrecruitment #softwareengineering #dataengineering #opportunities #founder #team
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Say hi to Girlie!

Girlie joins our team, finding opportunities for our candidates across software engineering. She enjoys working with people who share their goals and learning about their experiences and the projects that they’ve worked on in the past. 

Gaining insights into the processes and teams behind some of the technologies and products that are developing in the market excites Girlie. You can see this as she is has jumped right into delivering the best talent for our clients and their teams. Get in touch to find out more - girlie@theonset.com.au

#opportunities #softwareengineering #nowhiring #jobs #technologyrecruitment
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Gami is one of the latest members to the Onset crew. She joins as us a crucial part of the team, supporting our consultants in delivering and presenting some of the best talent the Australian market to our clients. 

She looks forward to playing a role and big impact in someone’s career journey alongside the Onset team. 

Welcome Gami! 

#team #techrecruitment #talentdelivery #career #nowhiring
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Say hello to Ailbhe! Coming onboard with our Data & Analytics team to continue building a strong network of Australia’s top professionals in this space.

Ailbhe has been specialising in roles across this market over the past few years in Sydney. Learning about different companies, their projects and latest technology trends excites her and she has dived straight in, already with a range of opportunities to offer in Data & Analytics.

Want to hear about what Ailbhe has on the table for you? Get in touch with her for a chat - ailbhe@theonset.com.au

#data #analytics #techrecruitment #opportunities #hiring #sydneyjobs
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Get to know a bit about Mikky who has been with us for a year and a half, recruiting across the security space.

"I enjoy the dynamic of working with two parties to find a solution to their recruitment 'problem'. A rewarding role with future growth for the individual & an individual that will provide business impact."

A huge asset to the Onset team and always bringing positive energy (sometimes in the form of delicious cakes 😍 ).

Mikky is continuously making big things happen for her candidates and clients. Find out what opportunities she has for you - mikky@theonset.com.au
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We make an impact every day. We take responsibility and accountability for our actions and learn from our mistakes. We own it.

#guidingprinciples #ownit #technologyrecruitment #values #teamculture
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Bringing you a bite sized look into some of Reema's interests and reasons why she is so dedicated to her role in recruitment.

Reema has almost hit her 1 year mark with us here at Onset and is impacting career journeys across QA Engineering and .Net Developer roles.

"I love interacting with people. What I love the most about my role in Recruitment is the fact that I get to talk to people from different backgrounds, hear their stories and help them in some way or another - either by helping them find a role or by giving them tips or suggestions to manage their career decisions better."

Reema comes from a strong background in tech recruitment and always has great opportunities and advice to offer her candidates. Get in touch with Reema to find out what she has in store for you!
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Introducing Jero, our most recent addition to the team, joining Julien and Barbara in the embedded space. 

Being with a major tech company for 11 years, he is across all things operations, recruitment, technology and overall creating an amazing customer experience. Channeling his pride in engaging and relating with people, Jero looks forward to having an impact on career journeys and engineering teams.

Looking for a new challenge? Reach Jero at jero@theonset.com.au to find out what he has on the cards for you in the embedded engineering space.

#embedded #nowhiring #techrecruitment #embeddedengineer #jobs
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We work with honest, integrity and transparency here at The Onset. We like to keep it real with our candidates and clients for an authentically enjoyable experience.
#keepitreal #guidingprinciples
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We would like to introduce you to the latest and most fluffy member joining team Onset. Say hello to Yoshi!

Already making himself at home on the reception couch, Yoshi will be ready to welcome guests to the office when lockdown is over. He is a great addition to the team bringing a range of experience in doing tricks for treats, playing fetch and being irresistibly cute!

We’re continuing to grow and are hiring now, so get in touch to join Yoshi and his leading tech recruitment team - theonset.com.au/join

#joinourteam #techrecruitment #officepuppy #hiring
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